Your weekly update from St. Francis Xavier School...

We pray for our beloved dead each morning.  
May they rest in peace. 
In This Issue

Don't forget!

To pray in thanksgiving for our country's Veterans.
Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday, November 15th
  • Have your child bring the unwanted photo package on that day and they will take a new picture.
Next week's LUNCH MENU at-a-glance:
Nov 14
Mozzarella Sticks
Nov 15
Sloppy Joe
Nov 16
Creamed Turkey
Nov 17
Taco Salad
Nov 18
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Mark your calendars...
School Events Committee
November meeting: Monday, November 14th @ 7pm in the library
Fall line-up:
Dessert Decorating Club
Session 2 starts
next Wednesday

Fall Track Season 
Thursday, 11/17
See you in the spring!
A message from...

The Bishop Stang High School Theater Company extends a special invitation to Greater New Bedford Catholic School students as they proudly present 
W ho Dunit?    

GNBCS students will gain free admission to the play by presenting a copy of the attached pass.   Click here.
Tickets also available at the door: $7/students & seniors; $10/adults.
Who Dunit?
Saturday, Nov 12th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 13th at 2:00 pm

Bishop Stang High School's 
John C. O'Brien Gymnasium
500 Slocum Road, 
North Dartmouth, MA

Who Dunit? is one of the most original comedy-mystery plots of all time. What happens when a famous mystery writer is murdered, goes to heaven and discovers that not even St. Michael knows who murdered her? There's only one answer: Saint Michael sends her back to earth to relive the past twenty-four hours of her life and solve the mystery!  Audience participation makes this a fun play for all!

There are still openings on the...

Boy's Grade 4-6 
St. Francis Xavier 
CYO Basketball team.  

It's a great way to build skills, make friends, and have a positive teamwork experience.  Practices for this age group (Boy's "C") are Thursdays here at the school from 5:30-7:00pm and games are on Sunday afternoons/evenings.  

Please contact Mr. Chris Guenette, the head coach, at  or by phone 508-717-4369 if you are at all interested, or know someone who might be, for more info.

 Orders will be available for pick up starting  Tuesday, 11/15

If you would like your gift card orders sent home with your child we will need written permission from you.  Otherwise we will hold them in the office for an in-person pick up.   Click here to email Mrs. Reis. Please understand that once they leave the office, the responsibility for the cards is yours.

This week's adventures...
Our week was a quick one, that was tainted with sadness, yet uplifted by fond memories of our "small wonder", Tori Varieur.  The 'hint of pink" participation on Tuesday was a beautiful outward reflection of our love and support for Victoria's family, not only on the day of her funeral, but during the weeks and months ahead.  Please continue to pray as a family for Victoria's family, who is experiencing grief on a level that is unimaginable. 

Our parent-teacher conferences were very well attended!   It was certainly a welcome busyness in the building as parents filtered in, flowing through the hallways and visiting with their child(ren)'s teachers.  Thank you to all of the parents who took the time out of their schedules to attend these conferences.  Your involvement and participation in your child's education is a recipe for success!  When parents attend conferences,  a supportive partnership is created between parent and teacher, which in turn results in an increased probability that our students will perform 
well here at school.  
Thank you for collaborating with us!

Another long weekend is upon us as we not only enjoy a Friday off, but also take the time to reflect upon and pray for those who have served our country.  Remember to pray for all of these courageous men and women at Mass with your families on Sunday... 
or even Friday and Sunday! 
Happy Veteran's Day!

    Have a wonderful weekend and 
God bless.
        ~Mrs.  Russo
Faith in Practice
I t's not too late to
Attention Middle School Parents!

Campus Ministry Club (CMC) 
Meeting for November will be on
Friday, Nov 18th 
from 3:00-4:30pm
(regular extended care fees will apply)

**please note that Mr. Jay Hamel has asked students to bring an extra pair of clean socks with them (A pair that they wouldn't worry about if they were lost).  

Thanks for supporting faith-filled fun with a take home message for our teens and tweens!!

Cans of fruit, veggies, gravy, cranberry sauce, yams, stuffing boxes, etc....

NJHS Can Drive for SVDP Thanksgiving Baskets
Collection ends next Thursday
Nov 17th
...the feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

Let us feed the poor as she did!
Please join us for our next school Mass on 
November 14th @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting)

1st Reading: Katherin M. (8)
Psalm:  Kirsten S. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Sophia A. (8)

Please Visit our website!
We've updated our photo gallery to include pics from the Halloween Family Dance and the All Saints Day Trunk or Treat

We've also added a link to the Diocesan Task Force Summary Report, for your reference, on our forms and docs page.

SMILE !!!!

FUNNY FOTO CONTEST...keep the pics coming !

Fly on the Wall
It is always refreshing when our students understand school procedures:
Anonymous Kindergartener:  "I guess I'll just go to extended, since I can't find my grandmother."